Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - 181 wonderful entriesl - fantastic response. We crafters are at the stage in the year when we need to get down to seriously getting Christmas cards done. We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.
I didn't say anything on here last Saturday, but my dear husband died in hospital on 11 November. I'm trying to get done the things that need to be done, but not sure whether I'll be able to make enough Christmas cards to be sent this year. I've got some commissions that I need to get on with (although people aren't pressing me at all), not all of them Christmas. At the moment, I'm just getting through each day.
Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 412:
Please note that my email to send to is email@example.com
Number 7: Mari, with this lovely card:
Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 8 December (2 weeks)
Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'make your own background'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: make your own background
Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize Myrna has kindly donated for this challenge:
Straight to the point
Just delightful clear stamps
Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional 'make your own background'.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 30 November 2018. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.
You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.
A new challenge will be set on Saturday 1 December 2018 at 09:00 UK time.
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I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.
Thank you for your support
We look forward to seeing your entries